Hi everyone My name is Victoria Zumbrum, 40 years old, married 14 years with 1 son. This is my very first blog. So bear with me. I have always wanted to have my own blog. I have always loved to read. I enjoy getting lost in a good book.
I love becoming part of the story and characters. I am hoping to bring my love of books to my readers.

I love reading different genres such as paranormal, young adult, romance, romantic suspense, mystery, Christian fiction, some horror, etc. The list goes on. I started reviewing books a couple of years ago and have done reviews for different blogs and even some authors. I really have enjoyed reviewing books and I will continue to do so. If anyone is interested in me reviewing a book for them, please contact me. I still have a lot to learn regarding my own blog so bear with me. I welcome and appreciate all followers.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

What Heals the Heart Book Tour and Giveaway

What Heals the Heart 
Creek Book 1
Karen A. Wyle 
Western Historical Romance 

Gibbs survived the Civil War, building on his wartime experiences to become a
small town doctor. And if he wakes from nightmares more often than he would
like, only his dog Major is there to know it.

two newcomers arrive in Cowbird Creek: Clara Brook, a plain-speaking and yet
enigmatic farmer’s daughter, and Freida Blum, an elderly Jewish widow from New
York. Freida knows just what Joshua needs: a bride. But it shouldn’t be Clara

tries everything he can think of to discourage Freida’s efforts, including a
wager: if he can find Freida a husband, she’ll stop trying to find him a wife.
Will either matchmaker succeed? Or is it Clara, despite her own scars, who can
heal the doctor’s troubled heart?

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A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington,
Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier.
Wyle's childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist. While
writing her first novel at age 10, she was mortified to learn that some British
upstart had beaten her to the goal at age 9.

is an appellate attorney, photographer, political junkie, and mother of two
daughters. Her voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both
literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes
not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice. Her personal history has led
her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the
impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

North Shore Stories Book Tour and Giveaway

Be Good
Shore Stories Book 3
Bernadette Walsh

Women's Fiction, Light Romance 


Lynch has too many children and too much to do. Unlike the pampered
wives in her affluent Long Island suburb, Peggy’s not married to a
doctor or a lawyer. She’s married to an uneducated Irish immigrant
twelve years her junior, and has to work two jobs to help make ends
meet. In between the carpools, the laundry, and the food shopping,
she also has to make sure her youngest son takes his ADHD medicine so
he doesn’t flunk out of high school. Maybe if her lazy husband
would get off his ass and help around the house, she’d have time to
connect with her children and be the type of mother they deserve. But
Peggy lacks that luxury because if it wasn’t for her, the whole
family would fall to pieces.

have passed since Peggy ruled the house and Veronica is no longer her
mother’s obedient little girl. Moving into her childhood home with
her husband and infant twins, she’s starting a new life and should
finally be happy. Right? Wrong.

cleaning out her old bedroom, Veronica finds a letter from her
deceased mother. If Veronica were smart she’d burn it and leave her
family secrets buried with the dead. But as her mother so often said,
Veronica’s never been that smart.

rips open the envelope and proves her mother right...

Girls on Rose Hill
Shore Stories Book 2 


Murphy spent her childhood in an idyllic house by the sea. A house
surrounded by flower filled gardens and a white picket fence. A house
she fled at eighteen. A house full of secrets.

Ellen’s mother Rose, an ex-nun, is diagnosed with terminal cancer,
Ellen reluctantly returns home to care for her and uncovers a clue to
the one secret that has haunted Ellen all her life: the identity of
her father. But that is just one of the many secrets hidden behind
the beautiful facade of the house on Rose Hill.

Girls on Rose Hill is a beautifully written story about the
complicated relationship between three generations of women. It will
touch you, make you laugh, and make you cry. Bernadette Walsh's
subtle use of language, traditions, and manners painted an authentic
portrait of an Irish Catholic family. I loved it."

Shore Stories Book 1 


years ago Maura Lenihan was the curvaceous red-haired teenager at the
center of a political sex scandal. Today, Maura is a thirty-five year
old hospice nurse who spends her days caring for the cancer-ridden
and comatose and her nights reading romance novels. Her life is
boring and safe and just the way she likes it.

Maura’s safe cocoon is now threatened both by the press’ renewed
interest in the twenty year old scandal and the attentions of her
most recent patient -- a thirty year old Wall Street investment
banker whose black hair and blue eyes are oddly familiar.

have always been a bookworm and had always meant to write a novel
“someday.” You know, when I won the lottery and could live in
beach house and feel inspired. Twelve years ago I decided to stop
waiting for my winning lottery ticket and sat down and started
writing. In between work and family obligations, I piled the words on
top of each other until they formed sentences, paragraphs, chapters
and eventually a book. While I’ve hopped around genres, all of my
books to date have a common theme: strong women handling what life
throws at them the best way they can.
titles include:
Coast Wives
Girls on Rose Hill
Devlin Witch (Books 1-4 of the Devlin Legacy Series)
Spring, Johnny Be Good, See Me
and other information about my books and my writing can be found on
my website

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Beware the Violet Book Tour and Giveaway

the Violet
Eulogimenoi Series Book 1
Maria Vermisoglou

YA Fantasy 

supernatural creatures are real is one thing but learning I have
powers and learning to use them is quite a feat.

name is Violet Webb. I live in a small town that nearly worships
Halloween but I hate it. I can't wait until I graduate and get as far
as I can from that silliness.

changed when I followed the white rabbit. I ended up in a Realm full
of vampires, fairies, witches and every creature possible.

Did I mention Jacques?
hot shapeshifter with the French accent that makes me see rabbits


bloody lady of Fate gave me a prophecy to get home. The only problem
is that I must defeat the darkness before it swallows both of our

I go through without making the ultimate sacrifice?

99 cents!!**

Reader. Writer. Reviewer.

Vermisoglou is an International Bestselling fantasy author and she
loves throwing her heroes into impossible situations. She draws
inspiration from books, travels and...the ceiling. (So, blame the

started writing 4 years ago when an idea came to her. That idea
started all...
she's not writing, she loves a good riding on the fantasy dragon but
a book can also be exciting along with a cup of tea.
currently residing in Crete as a librarian, battling monsters and
supernatural creatures from overcoming the world.

July 2018, she was nominated as the second place winner in the First
Annual Indie Awards as the Favourite New Female Author.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Ice Rift Series Book Tour and Giveaway

Ice Rift
Ice Rift Series Book
Ben Hammott
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure / Horror

Humans have always
looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.

They have been looking in the wrong place.

They are already here, entombed in a spaceship beneath Antarctic ice for
thousands of years.

The ice is melting and they will soon be free.

A huge rift in the ice is discovered in Antarctica that stretches for 18 miles,
(29 km) and 820 feet (250 meters) apart at its widest point.

When environmental scientists enter the ice rift to check out an anomaly on
NASA's satellite scans of the area, they discover something far more life
threatening than the raging blizzard trapping them in the rift. They are
unarmed and unprepared for their ensuing fight for survival.

Note - Though Ice Rift - Salvage, is a continuation of the story from Ice Rift,
it was brought about by readers feedback saying they would like to read a
follow on book. Ice Rift can be read as a complete story. There is no
cliffhanger or abrupt ending.

Ice Rift: Salvage
Ice Rift Series Book

Action adventure
sci-fi horror set in Antarctica.

The spaceship entombed in the huge iceberg calved from the Pine Island Glacier
drifts towards the warmer air and ocean temperatures of the South Atlantic. The
race is on to claim the alien technology before the ice melts and releases its
hold on the trapped alien vessel.
The mission: Board
the spaceship and salvage as much alien technology as possible before the
doomed vessel sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
The obstacles: A
disintegrating iceberg, a collapsing spaceship, an armed Russian salvage force
intent on claiming alien technology for themselves, an approaching storm, and
the biggest obstacle of all—the spacecraft’s alien inhabitants.
The aliens have
another mission—survival—and when opposing species clash, there can be only one

Ice Rift - Salvage is the sequel to Ice Rift, which needs to be read first to
gain the most enjoyment from the story.

Ice Rift: Siberia
Ice Rift Series Book

the 3rd book in the best selling Ice Rift series. Ice Rift and Ice Rift -
Salvage need to be read first to gain maximum enjoyment from this novel.

Having stowed aboard the Russian vehicle transporting the alien weaponry
salvaged from the doomed Antarctic spaceship, the surviving fragment of EV1L
arrives at a secret underground complex in the remote wilderness of the
Siberian tundra.

It will hide.

It will feed and grow.
It will breed.

When all is ready, EV1L and her hoard of vicious offspring will emerge from the
facility and head for the nearest city to start their conquest of Earth.

When the Americans intercept a plea for help from the secret facility and learn
of the alien menace, a crack team is rushed to Siberia. Their mission is to
destroy the alien creatures before they escape.

If they fail, it could bring about the end of human civilization.

Ben was born in
England, but currently lives in Germany.

He loves to laugh and
make others laugh, something which he is particularly good at. He is a joker, a
hoaxer and someone who loves mysteries, especially if they involve a long lost

Apart from writing he
likes nothing better than to be travelling in his motorhome around Europe
seeking out mysteries and hunting for long lost treasures, which invariably lead
him below ground to explore caves, caverns and old mines. These then become
ideas he can use in his books.

Currently based in
Germany, if he is writing a book with a location in Europe, he will often drive
to the area to get a feel of the place, the smells and the sounds of the
streets, the people and the landscape, and will write down descriptions for
later use.

Ben’s research into
the mysteries he has sought to solve is so thorough he often discovers snippets
of information no one else has. His research has been used in many
documentaries and his hoaxed discoveries detailed in his Lost Tomb of the
Knights Templar book were featured in a Hollywood movie.


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Servant of Salem Book Tour and Giveaway

of Salem
Breanna Hayse
Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Time Travel 

intricate patterns woven into the tapestries of time are not always
to be understood, but to be accepted as just being. The truth serves
to illuminate the enlightened and destroy the deeds of the wicked,
and know always that there are those who will silence it. My hope for
mankind is to learn from the past to better the future and that
people become wise to the power of their lies, and not be fooled as
those who were fooled before…" ~ The Master of Salem; Robert
Calef, PhD. Salem, MA 2015

Calef has two great passions in her life: her handsome and incredibly
sexy professor husband, Robert, and serving the truth of history -
particularly that of the world-renowned, infamous witch trials of
Salem, Massachusetts.

as part of their research stipend, the couple moves into the old
Downing farm, the former residence of the accused witch, John
Proctor. It is there where Destiny's dreams become nightmares, and
she is plagued by a recurring vision that occurs at the exact same
time of 3:33 a.m. There is no escape from the images that haunt her
mind, and no answers with regards to their purpose. Her only hope
lies in finding a clue hidden in Robert's secret library that is
locked in the basement's vault. But Robert refuses to give her the

and desperation get the better of her and Destiny defies Robert's
orders to steer clear of his library. In that room, she discovers the
truth about her husband's troubled past and his incredible secret…
one which will not only turn her life upside down, but will lead to
her standing face-to-face with one of history's most manipulative and
notorious accusers of witchcraft, the Reverend Samuel Parris himself.
This was a man who was known to get what he wanted, no matter the
cost, and the portrait painted by history was nothing compared to his
true evil and selfish nature.

has brought Destiny to 17th century Salem for a reason, but there are
rules regarding changing the course of events, and severe
consequences when these rules are broken. Destiny soon discovers that
the kinky role-play games she and Robert enjoy enacting in the
bedroom are child's play compared to the harsh deliverance of penance
in colonial life. She also learns that things written in the history
books are not always the truth, and makes it her mission to not only
save innocent lives from the clutches of Samuel Parris, but to let
everyone in the future know that what is written is not always the

started this piece as a historian, following the treasure map of
documents and accountings of the infamous 1692 Witch Trials of Salem.
What I discovered between the pages of history were the specters of
truth lost in the kaleidoscope of time and concealed in the shadows
of those who hungered for power and property. This is not about
ghosts, witches or the paranormal as I had originally supposed, given
my fascination of the subject matter, rather a love story that stood
the test of time. A man and woman of flesh and blood, and how their
trust, love and sacrifice broke the chains of evil. Now revealed, I
offer that truth to you and pray that your eyes are open to that
which is, not that which is desired. ~ Servant of Salem

on actual facts and historical data, #1 Best-Selling Multi-Genre
author Breanna Hayse delivers a compelling tale of love, fear, lust,
lies, loyalty and the reality of corporal punishment like she's never
done before in this: Servant of Salem.

lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and
reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange

am I?

a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel
the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine
Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to
go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a
marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative
lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique
inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable

2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both
submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving.
Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and
mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door
to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time,
I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community
involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant
behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my
submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled
primarily from either personal experience or observation, including
spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My
multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and
give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of
fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of
the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on
'the real deal.'

live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and
two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S
relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear),
and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies
include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John
can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and
developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured
author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a
Sexpert for

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween Academy Book Tour and Giveaway

Halloween Academy 
by Angela Kulig & Angela Sanders 
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Holidays don’t just happen, but the ghouls and girls of Halloween Academy make it look easy.

Witches, warlocks, vampires, and mummies mingle with strange new monsters as they prepare one fantastic night for us foolish morties in the human world.

Secrets and Sorcery pit a good witch, Harper against a brooding vampire, Cordelia early on, but only one can be crowned the Queen of Halloween, and only one of them even want to be. Bodies, boyfriends, and black cats trip the girls up, as they cast spells, carve pumpkins, and complete the classes that mean they’re truly ready for the magic of All Hallows Eve. 

**Only .99 cents!!** 

Mystic Manor 
A Halloween Academy Prequel 

**Get it FREE!! **

Angela Kulig is an American gypsy, and former pirate. She has been from sea to shining sea--and though she is currently trapped in the desert against her will, she escapes everyday in the form of many books. 

Angela Sanders is an International Bestselling author of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. She's a multi-genre author who also writes psychological thrillers and murder mysteries, her debut novel being, NEVER AGAIN. As a retired Navy Chief, wife, and mother, Angela lives in Kentucky where she enjoys writing, editing, reading, or all three. 

Her son is the key to her heart; he has the writing bug, wanting to be like his mommy when he grows up. She began her writing journey, first in the political world, and then left it all behind to explore the more fantastical world of fiction. With the help and support of several authors pushing her along, she published her first book in June 2017 and has been writing since--twelve books later, and many more to come. 

$25 Amazon , Candy Bar Bundle – 1 winner each

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